Creating Our Future Presents:

IRELAND 2021: A Conversation About the Experiences of Ireland's Black Community


Join host Emer O’Neill (Teacher, Author and Presenter of RTÉ’s Today show and formerly Home School Hub) and guests - Boidu Sayeh (Westmeath Footballer), Cllr. Uruemu Adejinmi (Lord Major of Longford), Lilian Nwanze Akobo (PhD Student at Maynooth University and Irish Research Council Scholar) and others for a discussion about the lived experiences of Ireland’s black community in 2021 and what research is needed to understand and address the emerging issues.

The event, part of the Creating Our Future campaign, will feature one-on-one-conversations between Emer and the guests, as well as a wider panel discussion, audience Q&A and an interactive brainstorming session.


Creating Our Future is a is a Government of Ireland campaign to stimulate a national conversation that generates ideas from the public to inform the direction of research in Ireland.

While we might not always think about it, research and innovation affect nearly every part of our lives. Ideas are the starting point for all research and innovation. Anyone, anywhere can have an idea that inspires research and innovation. It could be based on an opportunity or challenge that someone has identified in their own life, for their community, for Ireland or for the world. Or it could be based on a topic that someone is curious or passionate about. Creating Our Future wants to hear them all – whatever facet of life they relate to.

Through online and in-person events like this one, Creating Our Future is speaking to broad and diverse communities across Ireland to capture their ideas to create a better future.

*Proof of full vaccination or else a recovery from COVID-19 certificate in the past 6 months is mandatory for patrons over the age of 18 to attend this performance. A valid form of ID is required to check certificates.*